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Areas of Specialization:
Tought, Feeling, Philosophy of Art, Theory of Representations, Philosophical
Psychology, Hegel's Aesthetics, Merleau-Ponty, Schopenhauer.


Professor Danto has been with Columbia since 1951, a professor since 1966. He has been the recipient of many fellowships and grants including two Guggenheims, ACLS,
and Fulbright. Professor Danto has served as Vice-President and President of the American Society for Aesthetics. He is the author of numerous books, including Nietzsche as Philosopher, Mysticism and Morality, The Transfiguration of the Commonplace, Narration and Knowledge, Connections to the World: The Basic Concepts of Philosophy, Embodied Meanings: Critical Essays and Aesthetic Meditations, and Encounters and Reflections: Art in the Historical Present, a collection of art criticism which won the National Book Critics Circle Prize for Criticism, 1990. His book The Madonna of the Future won the Prix Philosophie in Paris in 2003. His most recent book is Unnatural Wonders: Essays from the Gap Between Art and Life. Art critic for The Nation, he has also published numerous articles in other journals. In addition, he is an editor of the Journal of Philosophy and consulting editor for various other publications.

Auf deutsch sind von Arthur C. Danto u.a. folgende Bücher erhältlich:

  • Wege zur Welt
  • Kunst nach dem Ende der Kunst
  • Die Verklärung des Gewöhnlichen
  • Das Fortleben der Kunst
  • Die philosophische Entmündigung der Kunst